At the Assizes at Leeds in April, Joseph Gill was tried before Mr. Justice Kay on an indictment charging him with assaulting with intent to murder Mrs. Fox-Strangways. Although the plea of insanity was not set up, strong medical evidence was given to show that the prisoner was not fully responsible for his actions, and that by reason of his mental condition he was entitled to consideration in the verdict, and the sentence of the Court. It was, no doubt, from this feeling that the jury found Gill guilty of only unlawfully wounding. To the surprise of most, if not all, including, we have reason to believe, the jury, Mr. Justice Kay sentenced him to penal servitude for five years.
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